Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 12, 1947, Page 5, Image 5

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Sports Editor
Intercollegiate football generally lias a reputation for being
a game that is tops for action, but the average fan would prob
ably be a little surprised at the actual amount of action lie sees
m a iooiDau game, nor ex
sample, in the Iclaho-Oregon
battle recently there were ap
proximately 14 minutes of the
60-minute period when the two
teams were actually under.way
"in touchdown efforts.
Counting only the time from
‘when the ball was snapped by
the center, until the ball car
rier was down and the whistle
blown, the two teams were
running plays for approxi
mately four minutes, more or
less, in each cjuarter of . the
‘game, biggest share ot the one-hour period was spent in re
grouping, and huddling after the hall carrier was downed. The
.average kickoff consumed approximately six seconds from the
time the kickoff signal was given until the receiver of that
kickoff was on the turf.
The Average Time Could Vary
Whether the Duck-Vandal battle was typical in the matter
of time of college football games is open for arguement. But
the fact remains that actual playing time was somewhat
below guesses made by spectators. Undoubtedly the averages
would vary, but it is doubtful if ever a spectator would see as
' much as 30 minutes of action.
Time consumed by kickoff returns would probably vary to a
■great extent, depending, quite naturally, on the ball carriers
„ and the opposing teams. This is self-explanatory. It is easy to
see that a top-flight kickoff returnee such as Jake Leicht would
J)e on his feet longer than would a mediocre runner. In that
one ball game this was well illustrated. The Vandals had several
opportunities with the ball on kickoffs, and not one of their
ball packers was able to stay upright as long as Oregon’s Jake
Leicht. And it further follows that when a grid powerhouse
‘was faced with a “breather" on the schedule that the kickoff
would consume several seconds more.
‘ Another All-American Team
In the mail bag today was a letter from one Whitie Smith,
of Durham, N.C., who is conducting his second annual Col
lege Sports Editor’s All-American team—and nothing better
■ illustrates the follishness of many all star team ratings. One
hundred college sports editors have been asked to submit, by
* Nov. 16, their first and second team selections,’’ . . . with em
phasis on the players you have actually seen perform this
year and players in your region whom you know to be out
standing. ...” Smith may get a representative All-American
team, but what kind of system is this? The average college
sports editor is able to see only teams in his region and has
only nwspaper accounts of games in other sections of the
country upon which to base his conclusions. And just how ac
curate could his selection be?.
How can any writer list a man as his choice for All-American
at a certain position when he has never had the opportunity to
see the man in action ? Ask the average fan his opinion of a
ball player such as Bob Chappius of Michigan and he’ll tell \'0u
that he (Chappius) is quite a chunk of football talent, And the
biggest percentage of this opinion would be based on all-out
publicity campaigns conducted in such magazines at Time,
Life, Illustrated Football annual, etc.
Call 'Em As You Don't See 'Em
It s actually a belief based on some fine bits of athletic pro
pagandizing as molded by experts in the business, and is cer
tainly no basis on which to name an all-star ball club. If the
people conducting this poll would ask for standouts in the
writer’s own section of the country the opinion then ex
pressed might not be expert, but would undoubtedly reflect
the beliefs of fans and possibly some experts . . . and that
wouldn’t be bad.
Ask the Scouts
But to ask for an all-star team selection in this manner is
foolish to a great degree. If they want a good All-American
■team why not poll the assistant coaches whose job it is to scout
opponents? Their job is to notice weaknesses and outstanding
' accomplishments of individual players as well as the team itself.
If these scouts aren’t successful they'll soon be farmed out to
*a life insurance or real estate concern. Their reports of teams
and players are complete in every department. They attend foot
■ ball games for the express purpose of spotting the good boys.
And it would b safe to say that their All-American team would
>be better than that chosen by the writers. . . who many times
are a bit prejudiced.
Mushhallers Head
Into Home Stretch
All “B” League Games
3:50—Court 40—DU vs. Delts.
3:50—Court 43—Sigma hall vs. Pi Kaps.
4:35—Court 40—Beta vs. Phi Delt.
4:35—Court 43—Omega hall vs. Phi Sigs.
5:15—Court 40—Kappa Sig vs. SAE.
5:15—Court 43—French hall vs. Fijis.
The 1947 Intramural Volleyball
race headed into the home stretch
yesterday afternoon as four upper
division and two lower division
teams rammed their way into the
title picture as they romped past
their opponents almost at will on
the maples of the PE plant. The
afternoon produced but one close
tilt, with three others being walk
aways and two of the triumphs
coming as result of forfeits.
Heading the list of victors in the
upper division were the defending
champions of ATO who posted an
easy two game decision, 15-4, 15-6,
Any organization interested in
participating in the fal land win
ter intramural basketball pro
gram can obtain application
blanks at the PE building or in
tramural office any time this
as they dumped Villard hall to
notch their fourth consecutive win
of the current race. In tallying the
triumphs, however, the flag con
tender had to batter the efforts
of blonde Dick McGregor, who
single-handedly kept the Hallmen
in the ball game. There was little
doubt as to the eventual outcome
as ATO built up a substantial lead
in the early moments of each con
test. But with McGregor counter
ing shots from all spots on the
court, the loosers were very much
in each battle until the final points
slithered over the net.
In the second class “A” tilt of
the afternoon the Theta Chis main
tained their dizzy pace by throttl
ing an out-maned gang from Mc
Chesney hall by racking up two
straight, 15-2 and 15-3. The Theta
; Chis displayed a furious net game
as they time and again sent the
pellet bounding to the floor for
vital points which pushed them
further out i« front of their
opponent. As for the McChesney
offensive, it failed to get under
full steam at any time during the
heated struggle.
The Kappa Sigs and the Camp
bell club came up with the only
close contest of the day as they
battled the full three games before
the final outcome was decided. The
Kappa Sigs finally came up with
the third and deciding contest as
they grabbed the nod 15-10, after
having won the first 15-9 and
dropping the second 8-15. The big
guns in the victors lineup were
Bill Burris and Dick Brown, both
of whom turned in brilliant games
both on the offensive and defens
ive. As for the games, all were
fashioned to the same pattern, as
the eventual winner built up a
commanding lead at the outset of
the fracas and coast in to win
In the final game of the after
noon, ATO’s lower division squad
took a step in the right direction
by bumping Theta Chi 15-4, 15-5,
to register their third win in four
starts. The losers were never ac
tually in the tilt at ATO built up a
sizeable lead in the initial mo
ment of each contest and never
relinquished it.
Both the Sigma Nus and the
Sig Eps found the going extremely
easy as their opposition, Merrick
hall and the Legal Eagles failed
to put in an appearance for the
afternoons’ proceedings, thereby
giving the other two squads a tri
umph through the forfeit.
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(Continued from (aye four)
against opponents from elsewhere
in the north.
In the double main event Gil
Kelsey, 147, Yakima goes against
Dick Weldon, 148, Eugene, and
Andy Borego, 126 Yakima, will
hit Denny Quinn, 126, Eugene. In
the other two battles Tiny Weaver,
190, of Yakima, meets Tom Busby,
178, Eugene, and Arlen Gallaher,
135, Portland, fights Verle Baar
sted, 135, Eugene.
SPORTS: Once again the vaunted
Ducks brought home the bacon—
and a lot of colds. Garza, Berwick,
Koch and all the rest are making
Oregon look good this year. Jim
Aiken has done something for the
school and no foolin!
FASHION: White shirts are al
ways the favorite for men—and a
hint on their care—don't put one
on immediately after using a de
odorant—the shirts just don’t like
it, and, when they are dirty, re
where the shirts are custom fin
WOMEN: According to one of
our secret spies a certain lovely
Evelyn Dana, recently helped the
Pi Kaps put in their sawdust. The
labor situation is becoming desper
ate, or it is good ? Ask the Pi Kaps,
they know.
SPORTS: There*hasn’t been an
official break in the Emerald yet,
but part of the Homecoming week
end is being devoted to Colonel Bill
Hayward. In his honor a big fish
fry and a special pre-game affair
will be put on. Latest word has it
that Bill is better—he’ll be here
for the game, he says.
JAM: Musical note for those fol
lowing platters. RADIO LAB ha3
“Two Loves Have I” and “Put
Yourself in My Place, Baby,” by
Frankie Laine and four swell torch
songs by Dina Shore in a newly is
sued album. Just came in, so* take
a lookseo.
WOMEN: No one sweats out a
test any more than Homecoming
hostess Zeta Sinclair. The profs
ought to take it easy on Zeta so
she won’t chew her fingernails pri
or to Homecoming festivities.
CAMPUS: Seems like a house
with a GPA of 2.1 is really a sinner
nowadays. At least that is the im
pression one gets from the school
authorities. And when a “C” is
passing! What a world, you can get
the boot withobt ever flunking a
SPORTS: The Stanford football
game is the talk of the campus and
Marilyn Turner and Co. have the
bus for those going down. Next
week the talk around the quad will
be Homecoming and Oregon State.
And for the big dances coming up
Place orders by phone if you want
to and they will fix up you up.
WOMEN: Leading player on the
Delta Gamma volleyball team is
Barbara Borrevik. Barbara kills
the ball and opponents haven’t got
a chance. Why not stick the name
“Spike” to her.
Speaking of nicknames, we sug
gest “Hobbles” for Mavis De La
Mare. Those long skirts keep giv
ing the dark-eyed beauty trouble
when she dashes for classes.
And when you are finished with
your class, remember it is REN
ELL’S for fine coffee and food.
They have what you want, the
way you want it and quick service.
Not like a local ni'tery where peo
ple waited for four hours for a
dinner Saturday night and never
did get it. Name on request so you
won’t starve!